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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

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Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

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Can Reading Change Your Brain? Fiction Alters Cognitive Function Even In Casual Readers

Can Reading Change Your Brain? Fiction Alters Cognitive Function Even In Casual Readers | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
People who read may experience long-lasting changes in their brain, upholding reading's benefits of empathy and compassion.
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Critical Thinking and the need for 'Deep Practice'

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Why do some students embrace math with such enthusiasm when the subject intimidates so many children?

It begins with a concept known as Deep Practice. In sports, when we swing a bat and miss the ball, we receive instant feedback through our senses. Players learn easily and naturally through a practice loop where proficiency is attained through immediate awareness of success or failure (feedback).


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“I keep me safe.” Risk and resilience in children with messy lives


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Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | paidContent

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | paidContent | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

Nate Thayer, the writer who touched off a debate this week about how freelancers are compensated, found himself embroiled in another controversy on Friday when he was accused of plagiarizing large parts of the piece that The Atlantic wanted him to re-work for free. In his defence, Thayer and his editor said links weren’t included in the original version due to an editing error, a mistake they later corrected. This failed to satisfy some of the writer’s critics, however, including the author of the piece that Thayer based some of his reporting on.

 

If nothing else, the incident helps reinforce just how blurry the line is between plagiarism and sloppy attribution — and also how the the web makes it easier to provide attribution via hyperlinks, but at the same time makes it harder to define what is plagiarism or content theft and what isn’t.

 

To Jeremy Duns, who first blew the whistle on what he said was Thayer’s plagiarism, the case seemed open and shut: chunks of the article about North Korea and basketball, including a number of quotes, appeared to have been lifted straight from a piece by San Diego Union-Tribune writer Mark Zeigler on the same topic in 2006. And there was virtually no attribution of any kind in the original version of Thayer’s story, which appeared at the NKNews.com site, apart from one oblique reference to the Union-Tribune — and no links.

 

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 16, 2013 6:00 PM

Great example for students, inclluding the comments in which mention is made of one commentor changing another's Wikipedia entry! 

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Amazon's Kindle Gets Exclusive Role In New PTA Family Reading Program

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Amazon's Kindle is the exclusive sponsor of the new Family Reading Experience program that the National PTA wants to roll out across the U.S. to boost kids' reading thanks to family participation.
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Teaching through the arts

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Students with arts education showed significant improvement on standardized tests.
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Writing: The CCSS Meet the 4Ws of Writing

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IRA Reading Today Online

by Ruth Culham

February 12, 2013

 

The 4Ws

 

Writing process: the recursive steps writers go through to generate textWriting traits: the language used to assess and teach writingWriting modes: the purposes for writingWriting workshop: the structure of the writing classroom


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Jenna Quarelli-Buck's curator insight, February 13, 2013 2:14 PM

An interesting article... especially if you come from a 6+1 Traits tradition of writing instruction.  

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Grammar Becomes Debateable

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Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.

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Vocabulary: Going Deeper Using MindMaps

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Common Core State Standard RL 6.4 (RI 6.4 is very similar) requires that by the end of sixth grade, students be able to: “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.”Thinkspiration™ is the Inspiration® Software blog dedicated to being an informative resource and a place to stimulate discussion around education and


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Tackling the Fiction/Nonfiction Balance in the Common Core (Again)

Tackling the Fiction/Nonfiction Balance in the Common Core (Again) | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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At JCM we are doing exactly what this article says most states and districts are not doing. To quote the author, "A key part of the solution (to closing the literacy gap) is to assign more reading."  I love knowing that JCM's faculty is on the breakthrough side of this argument!

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The Common Core: Looking for 7 minute miracles

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As literacy expert Elfrieda H. “Freddy” Hiebert points out, “An additional 7 minutes of reading per day has been shown to differentiate classrooms in which students read well from those in which students read less well [and] can make a huge difference in students’ knowledge acquisition and capacity for reading complex text.”


Imagine the power that would accrue if students read an additional 7 minutes in school each day, and another 7 minutes—or more—after school. Imagine what that collective knowledge and wisdom might mean for our nation.


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The Book Gap

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In reading classes we are often forced to give a lot of tests. Administrators unbaptized in what really matters for readers often demand skill worksheets and computer programs. They love to see kid...
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"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance."

"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance." | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

By Tim Shanahan

 

Everyone knows Grapes of Wrath is harder to read than predicted. But for every book with a hinky readability score many others are placed just right. These formulas certainly are not perfect, but they are easy to use and they make more accurate guesses than we can without them. 
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Carol Dweck on the power of "Yet"

It's just one little word, but says world-renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it has the power to inspire your child to do incredible things.

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Could illiteracy and the lack of effective reading strategies be the hidden cause of crime? | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:55 AM

Very cool article/study, highlighting just one of the issues surrounding a lack of education. 

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Google Docs and The Common Core

This presentation was shown at the ICE Conference in February of 2013.


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:53 PM

Links in the presentation to useful forms for student research, graphic organizers, a close reading activity--all on Google Docs for you to use!

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, March 9, 2013 1:49 PM

Google Docs and Common Core

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TV Episode 17: Teaching Math to the Core

TV Episode 17: Teaching Math to the Core | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Teaching to the Common Core State Standards for Math. With the CCSS emphasizing analysis and problem solving, great lesson plans that engage students is a must.
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Great lesson on teaching Common Core Math

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David Timbs's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:18 PM

Really good video!

Todd Parker's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:22 PM

I really like this website in general.  It takes good teaching skills and models them for us in a real classroom.  They have real teachers in real classes and then there is commentary about what is going on.  There is a real thrust towards Common Core here and how to teacg the problem solving and perseverance skills that are so necessary in Common Core.  In math, you see the use of all kinds of manipulatives that you might not think of on your own.  Sometimes the only thing that students need to become engaged or to get over the hump is having something to move around or see other than numbers on paper.  This website is a goldmine for good ideas.

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Can ANYONE be a great teacher?

Can ANYONE be a great teacher? | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
We’ve all known them -- that elite group of teachers we deem the great ones. Why are they an elite group? And why don’t all, or at least most, teachers fal
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Great article describing the traits of great teachers!

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Vocabulary Strategy: Paint Chips

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A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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Renee VanderMeer's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:13 PM

Great for teaching nuances in meaning. 

debbie thomas's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:26 PM

This is another way to think about word gradients.

Sayles Yourhistoryteacher's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:30 PM

Home improvement meats Webster...

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Revolution Hits the Universities - MOOC

Revolution Hits the Universities - MOOC | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

Tom Friedman

 

Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.


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New Report Highlights School Libraries’ Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries’ Promotion of Digital Literacy | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
January 24th, the American Library Association’s Digital Literacy Task Force, led by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy in Washington, released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Publi...
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It’s called reading … [cartoon] –

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Technology Enhanced Learning Blog


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The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog -


When you think of iPads in schools, you probably think of a cart that's wheeled into a classroom.


"personal 'ownership' of the device is seen as the single most important factor for successful use of this technology."


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